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Boom or ?: Shenzhen China built more skyscrapers in 2016 than the entire U.S.

I drove through Shenzhen in early November to see for myself all the construction cranes dotting the landscape and must sau it was quite amazing.

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Architects and urban planners have their ideas on how Trump should spend the $1 trillion on America's infrastructure

In late January, Donald Trump will become the president of the United States. One major piece of his plan for the new administration is spending $1 trillion on infrastructure.

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Top 12 apps architects can use on a construction site

ArchDaily.com has put together a series of helpful apps for the development and management of construction projects from digital measuring tools to instant software-generated reports of work progress.

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Unique Canadian house gets international acclaim

A home design inspired by Nova Scotia’s rugged environment has won several awards and is gaining international attention.

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Chinese materials giant to build six prefab home factories in UK

A major Chinese building materials company has become the latest player to tackle the UK housing crisis with an unprecedented plan to build six prefabricated home factories that will pump out 25,000 low-energy dwellings a year.

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The 22 most beautiful buildings in the world according to architects

Here are 22 of the most breathtaking buildings in the world, according to people who build them for a living.

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A look at 10 materials that may revolutionize the construction industry

Cement that can generate light? Concrete for building on Mars? Translucent wood? Biodegradable furniture? Pollution absorbing bricks? At first, it sounds crazy but these are only some of the research projects taking place around the world in order to take the construction industry to the next level. 

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District of Lillooet approves gingerbread house design just in time for Christmas

DoL building official Tom Willey says he’s happy with the changes made to the design for the gingerbread house at Abundance Artisan Bakery and is now ready to officially sign off on the drawings. 

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10 companies thriving in the smart building sector

Leading manufacturers are working diligently to instrument and automate their systems through IoT hardware and software, so that commercial buildings can respond better to environmental stimuli or a company’s energy efficiency policies

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First Gulf's 22-storey office building in downtown Toronto gets another step towards full approval

The proposal met with approval from City Planning and Community Council, but failed to be approved at City Council due to unresolved noise and air emission issues with respect to the neighbouring buildings. 

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Stanley Milner Library in Edmonton prepares for three years of renovations

The $65 million renovation will add study space, an indigenous cultural programming space, expanded maker’s space areas including one specifically for children and a multi-storey interactive simulation wall.

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Passive house building boom shows low-carbon future may be closer than we think

This low-tech, “passive” approach to thermal comfort — in contrast to active approaches that rely on complex mechanical systems — is the cornerstone of the Passive House movement and a strategy used by thousands of green buildings around the world.

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Architects in Singapore Create Stunning Eco-Friendly Tropical Tower

The new 30-storey Oasia Hotel Downtown is classed as a tropical tower, showcasing a variety of more than 20 species of plants and vines across its façade and rooftop.

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Construction starts on Hamilton's Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre

Construction has begun on Hamilton's 'city-wide jewel' — a recreation centre that will serve the needs of seniors and families in an east-end neighbourhood continuing to undergo revitalization.

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University of Waterloo appoints Anne Bordeleau as Director of the School of Architecture

An architect and historian who has been a professor at Waterloo since 2007, Bordeleau has an abiding interest in the relationship between architecture and time, as well as a strong belief that the discipline is best taught within a full cultural context.

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